Oak Creek Canyon

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    State Route 89A Between Sedona and Flagstaff Keeps Flooding Thanks to Slide Fire

    Although the fire is no more, the 21,000-acre Slide Fire is still affecting the area between Sedona and Flagstaff.State Route 89A -- undoubtedly one of the state's best highways as far as scenery and driving excitement are concerned -- is now having problems with floods.

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    June 19, 2014

    Second Fire Near Sedona 100 Percent Contained

    The Junipine Fire that broke out north of Sedona earlier this week -- the second wildfire in the area in the last month -- didn't turn into anything to worry about.The Forest Service announced yesterday that the small fire, initially estimated at 12 acres, had been 100 percent contained.

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    June 12, 2014

    Photos: Aftermath of the Slide Fire Near Sedona

    The 21,000-acre Slide Fire that burned north of Sedona has created risks of falling rocks and ash and other debris being swept into water sources.The Burned Area Emergency Response team has been tasked with mitigating various hazards caused by the fire, and one of the team's reports includes several ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Slide Fire Costs Approaching $10 Million

    The total tab for fighting the human-caused wildfire near Sedona is nearly $10 million.According to information released this morning by the Forest Service, the cost is at $9.9 million and counting, now more than two weeks after the fire started.

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    June 2, 2014

    Slide Fire Near Sedona 90 Percent Contained

    The wildfire that started nearly two weeks ago near Slide Rock State Park, north of Sedona, is now 90 percent contained.According to information released by the Forest Service, the fire was about 21,200 acres yesterday, about the same size it was two days prior. Officials don't expect the fire to sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Slide Fire Near Sedona 75 Percent Contained

    Firefighters are still making progress on the Slide Fire burning north of Sedona.The containment was at 55 percent yesterday, and 75 percent as of this morning, according to the latest update from the Forest Service. The size of the fire barely grew over yesterday, to about 21,200 acres.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Slide Fire Costs Up to $8 Million

    The effort to fight the human-caused Slide Fire burning north of Sedona has cost $8 million to this point, according to the Forest Service.At times, there have been more than 1,000 people working to contain the blaze, and planes and helicopters have been used continuously since the fire started nine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Slide Fire Near Sedona at More Than 20,000 Acres, 45 Percent Contained

    The Slide Fire burning north of Sedona has passed 20,000 acres, but the spread has been slowing, and firefighters have been able to contain more of the fire.This morning's estimate of the size of the fire is 20,369 acres, or about 32 square miles, and is 45 percent contained.

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    May 27, 2014

    Slide Fire Near Sedona Up to 18,500 Acres, 35 Percent Contained

    The Slide Fire burning north of Sedona has grown to 18,500 acres, or nearly 29 square miles.The effort to contain the fire, in order to stop the fire's spread, is at 35 percent completion.

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2014

    Slide Fire in Sedona's Oak Creek Canyon Keeps Growing (Video)

    Slide Fire in Sedona's Oak Creek Canyon: Time Lapse Video by Andrew Pielage.Freelance photographer and New Times contributor Andrew Pielage traveled to Sedona and the Oak Creek Canyon area earlier this week to capture images and video of the Slide Fire. As of Saturday morning, May 24, the fire was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Wildfire Burning Just North of Sedona, Near Slide Rock

    A wildfire started yesterday afternoon just north of Sedona, near Slide Rock State Park.The "Slide Fire" was estimated to be 400 to 450 acres as of about 7:30 p.m. yesterday, according to information provided by the Forest Service.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Beyond The Monster Mash: 6 Halloween Novelty Songs That Aren't Terrible

    With a bit of a chill in the air and leaves changing bright hues of yellow and red (on TV, anyway, or up in Oak Creek Canyon), it's about as fall-y as you can get around these parts. And what else heralds the arrival of the season? "The Monster Mash," Bobby "Boris" Pickett's 1962 novelty tune about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Monika Woolsey's Perfect Food Day

    If you run in circles supporting local businesses, the arts, balanced living or sustainability initiatives in Arizona, chances are, you've run into Monika Woolsey. She's the Director of Marketing for Chow Locally, a co-organizer of Get Your PHX/Phoestivus holiday markets and founder of a hormone he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Decker: Love, God, and Sex in Sedona

    decker.​The music of Brandon Decker, who records as decker. has proven to be a pleasant surprise. Primarily based in Sedona, an area known more for snoozy New Age, smooth jazz, and coffeehouse folk, Decker's third record, Broken Belts, Broken Bones doesn't sound unlike something you might hear ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Joe Johnston's Perfect Food Day

    ​ If you've ever seen the Joe's Real BBQ logo, you'll find a picture of a man fully decked out in a fedora, button up shirt and tie, wire rimmed glasses and the apron representing his ability to get his hands dirty -- that's Joe Johnston. He originally went to school for engineering (U.S. Naval A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Pasta with Roasted Vegetable and Arugula

    ​We went up to Northern Arizona this weekend where we went to a car show, a quilt show, and drove through Oak Creek Canyon. To eat we had chimichangas, cheeseburgers, tacos, and some big slices of chocolate cake. It was fun, but now it's time to take it easy and eat some vegetables. That's wh ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    October 12, 2000

    Bat Scratch Fever

    Everything you always wanted to know about rabies -- but were afraid to touch

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    September 25, 1997

    Sky Writer

    Stargazers revere Arizona Robert Burnham Jr., creator of the most complete, practical, inspirational book ever written about the night sky. But like so many people of genius, he would spend his last years alone and destitute.

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    September 28, 1995